Thomas Cook have confirmed that Med Hotels will become a trade-only website, meaning that Hotels4U will be relaunched as their consumer only brand. The Med Hotels website will now host combined content from both Med Hotels and Hotels4U featuring around 50,000 hotel properties. Destination services are also on offer in a wide range of countries.
The new trade-only website will also introduce a tool for agents to effectively manage administration on their bookings.
For agents who previously made their hotel bookings through both brands this is certainly good news and means only one search is required. It’s also good news for the UK bedbank market as a whole – with so many different aggregators and bedbanks operating in the UK, it’s great to see this merge of content. What travel bookers are no doubt asking for is for a company to combine multiple sources of bedbank content into one search engine – eliminating multiple searches on numerous websites. Maybe one day?